• Breastfeeding advice for reality: Women's perspectives on primary care support in South Africa 

      Doherty, Tanya; Horwood, Christiane; Haskins, Lyn; Magasana, Vuyolwethu; Goga, Ameena; Feucht, Ute; Sanders, David; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Kauchali, Shuaib; Dhansay, Muhammad Ali; Rollins, Nigel; Kroon, Max; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Breastfeeding education and support are critical health worker skills. Confusion surrounding infant feeding advice linked to the HIV epidemic has reduced the confidence of health workers to support breastfeeding. High ...
    • Breastfeeding patterns and its determinants among mothers living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus -1 in four African countries participating in the ANRS 12174 trial 

      Some, Nagaonle Eric; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nagot, Nicolas; Meda, Nicolas; Lombard, Carl; Vallo, Roselyne; Peries, Marianne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James K; Hofmeyr, G. Justus; Singata, Mandisa; Harper, Kim; Van De Perre, Philippe; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-02)
      Background:  HIV-1 transmission rates have been reduced over the last decade, an estimated 2 million new infections per year arise, including 220,000 paediatric cases. The main post-natal HIV exposure is through breastfeeding, ...
    • Changes in body mass index and hemoglobin concentration in breastfeeding women living with HIV with a CD4 count over 350: Results from 4 African countries (The ANRS 12174 trial) 

      Somé, Eric; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nagot, Nicolas; Meda, Nicolas Y; Vallo, Roselyne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James K; Singata, Mandisa; Hofmeyr, Justus G; Van De Perre, Philippe; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Marechal, Valerie; Neveu, Dorine; Foulongne, Vincent; Segondy, Michel; Schaub, Roxanne; Blanche, Stephane; Treluyer, Jean-Marc; Hirt, Deborah; Karamagi, Charles; Musoke, Philippa; Ndeezi, Grace; Mugaba, Proscovia M; Kwagala, Mary; Murungi, Joan; Muweesi, Hawa Nabuuma; Ninsiima, Evelyn; Baryeija, Simon; Ouedraogo, Rasmata; Ye, Diarra; Traore, Hugues A; Nadembega, Christelle; Konate, Justin; Zongo, Arsene; Ouedraogo, Abass; Neboua, Desire; Belemvire, Aissatou; Bambara, Armel; Boncoungou, Justine; Zoungrana, Danielle; Nikodem, Cheryl; Harper, Kim; Jackson, Debra; Sanders, David; Sunday, Amwe; Okegbe-Eze, Collins; Williams, Xoliswa; Mshweshwe, Nolundi; Henge, Vatiswa; Gomba, Fikiswa; Nikodem, Lada; Khondowe, Oswell; Mwiya, Mwiya; Lusaka, Mildreed; Chizyuka, Mary; Phiri, Mary; Imakando, Billies; Musaku, Mwenechanya; Kapasa, Monica; Rutagwera, David; Clement, Ngondwe; Mwaba, Hilton Mwila; Matoba, Japhet; Mwaba, Hilton; Siumita, Chafye; Chola, Katai; Mwamutanda, Patricia (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-09)
      Introduction: Breastfeeding is recommended for infants born to HIV-infected women in low-income settings. Both breastfeeding and HIV-infection are energy demanding. Our objective was to explore how exclusive and predominant ...
    • Child mental illness and the help-seeking process: a qualitative study among parents in a Ugandan community 

      Skylstad, Vilde; Akol, Angela; Ndeezi, Grace; Nalugya, Joyce; Moland, Karen Marie; Tumwine, James; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-01-11)
      Abstract Background: Child mental illness contributes signifcantly to the burden of disease worldwide, and many are left untreated due to factors on both the provider and user side. Recognising this, the Ugandan Ministry ...
    • Cost-Effectiveness of Peer Counselling for the Promotion of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Uganda 

      Chola, Lumbwe; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nkonki, Lungiswa; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Robberstad, Bjarne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-30)
      Background: Community based breastfeeding promotion programmes have been shown to be effective in increasing breastfeeding prevalence. However, there is limited data on the cost-effectiveness of these programmes in sub-Saharan ...
    • Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study 

      Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Wamani, Henry; Karamagi, Charles A. S.; Tumwine, James K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2008-12-22)
      Background: Child under-nutrition is a leading factor underlying child mortality and morbidity in Sub- Saharan Africa. Several studies from Uganda have reported impaired growth, but there have been few if any community-based ...
    • Does child and adolescent mental health in-service training result in equivalent knowledge gain among cadres of non-specialist health workers in Uganda? A pre-test post-test study 

      Akol, Angela; Nalugya, Joyce; Nshemereirwe, Sylvia; Babirye, Juliet N.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-08-24)
      Background: Early identification and management of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) disorders helps to avert mental illness in adulthood but a CAMH treatment gap exists in Uganda. CAMH integration into primary ...
    • Does mhGAP training of primary health care providers improve the identification of child- and adolescent mental, neurological or substance use disorders? Results from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda 

      Akol, Angela; Makumbi, Fredrick Edward; Babirye, Juliet N.; Nalugya, Joyce; Nshemereirwe, Sylvia; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Background. Integrating child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) into primary health care (PHC) using the WHO mental health gap action program (mhGAP) is recommended for closing a mental health treatment gap in low- and ...
    • Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women inSouth Africa: an area needing urgent attention toi mprove child health 

      Doherty, Tanya Mark; Sanders, David; Jackson, Debra; Swanevelder, Sonja; Lombard, Carl; Zembe, Wanga; Chopra, Mickey; Goga, Ameena; Colvin, Mark; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Tylleskär, Thorkild; For the PROMISE EBF study group (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-07-24)
      Background: Breastfeeding is a critical component of interventions to reduce child mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding practice is extremely low in South Africa and there has been no improvement in this over the past ten ...
    • Early infant feeding practices in three African countries: the PROMISE-EBF trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding by peer counsellors 

      Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Nankunda, Jolly; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Ramokolo, Vundli; Meda, Nicolas; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Jackson, Debra; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K.; For the PROMISE-EBF study group (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-11-18)
      Background: Immediate and exclusive initiation of breastfeeding after delivery has been associated with better neonatal survival and child health and are recommended by the WHO. We report its impact on early infant feeding ...
    • An educational intervention to update health workers about HIV and infant feeding 

      Horwood, Christiane; Haskins, Lyn; Goga, Ameena; Doherty, Tanya; Vaughn, John; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Feucht, Ute; Rollins, Nigel; Kroon, Max; Sanders, David; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Abstract Clinical guidelines are used to translate research findings into evidence‐based clinicalpractice but are frequently not comprehensively adopted by health workers (HWs).HIV and infant feeding guidelines were revised ...
    • An educational intervention to update health workers about HIV and infant feeding 

      Horwood, Christiane; Haskins, Lyn; Goga, Ameena; Doherty, Tanya; Vaughn, John; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Feucht, Ute; Rollins, Nigel; Kroon, Max; Sanders, David; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-12)
      Clinical guidelines are used to translate research findings into evidence‐based clinical practice but are frequently not comprehensively adopted by health workers (HWs). HIV and infant feeding guidelines were revised by ...
    • Effects of an exclusive breastfeeding intervention for six months on growth patterns of 4–5 year old children in Uganda: the cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial 

      Fadnes, Lars Thore; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Birungi, Nancy; Lombard, Carl; Swanevelder, Sonja; Van den Broeck, Jan; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-07-12)
      Background: Breastfeeding promotion is regarded as one of the most effective interventions to improve child health, and could reduce under-5-mortality by 8 % globally. Few studies have assessed the health outcomes beyond ...
    • Effects of complementary feeding on attained height among lower primary school-aged children in Eastern Uganda: A nested prospective cohort study 

      Malembaka, Espoir Bwenge; Tumwine, James K; Ndeezi, Grace; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Wamani, Henry; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Nankabirwa, Victoria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-07)
      Background: Despite the fact that Uganda has been a signatory to the global strategy for Infant and Young Children Feeding practices (IYCF) for nearly a decade, the prevalence of stunting among children under five years ...
    • Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children 

      Ramokolo, Vundli; Lombard, Carl; Chhagan, Meera Kurson; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Doherty, Tanya; Goga, Ameena E.; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Zembe, Wanga; Jackson, Debra J.; Van den Broeck, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-04-02)
      Background South Africa has the highest prevalence of overweight/obesity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Assessing the effect of modifiable factors such as early infant feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity is therefore ...
    • Effects of schooling on aspects of attention in rural Burkina Faso, West Africa 

      Sanou, Anselme Simeon; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Holding, Penny; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K; Meda, Nicolas; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Kashala-Abotnes, Espérance (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background We aimed to study the effects of schooling on aspects of attention using the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) among children in rural Burkina Faso. Methods We re-enrolled children of a previously ...
    • Feeding and growth of infants in Eastern Uganda. Methodological challenges and associated factors 

      Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. (Doctoral thesis, 2009-09-29)
      Introduction: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is established as the safest feeding method in the first half of infancy. Mixing breast milk and other foods, including nonhuman milk and semi-solid foods (MF), before 6 months ...
    • Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support 

      Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Nankunda, Jolly; Karamagi, Charles A. S.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-10-26)
      Background: In resource-poor settings, HIV positive mothers are recommended to choose between ‘Exclusive breastfeeding’ (EBF) or ‘Exclusive replacement feeding’ (ERF). Acceptability, Feasibility, Affordability, Sustainability ...
    • Growth effects of exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa: the cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial 

      Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Jackson, Debra; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Lombard, Carl; Swanevelder, Sonja; Nankunda, Jolly; Ramokolo, Vundli; Sanders, David; Wamani, Henry; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Van de Perre, Philippe; Kankasa, Chipepo; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild; on behalf of the PROMISE EBF-study group (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06-21)
      Background: In this multi-country cluster-randomized behavioural intervention trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Africa, we compared growth of infants up to 6 months of age living in communities where peer ...
    • Health managers’ views on the status of national and decentralized health systems for child and adolescent mental health in Uganda: a qualitative study 

      Akol, Angela; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Skylstad, Vilde; Nalugya, Joyce; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-12-08)
      Background: Robust health systems are required for the promotion of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH). In low and middle income countries such as Uganda neuropsychiatric illness in childhood and adolescence represent ...